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Vitamin C Overview2019-12-20T18:27:45+00:00


  1. growth and repair of tissues in all parts of your body.
  2. Form an important protein used to make skin, tendons, ligaments, and blood vessels
  3. Heal wounds and form scar tissue
  4. Aid in the absorption of iron
  5. remedy for the common cold.
  6. Antioxidant


Overdose: over 200 mg

Excess: excreted in the urine

Type: water soluble vitamin


Side effects of hypervitaminosis C:

  1. gastrointestinal disturbances
  2. increased risk of cardiovascular disease mortality in postmenopausal women with diabetes.
  3. kidney stones
  4. In pregnancy can lead to shortage of vitamin C in the baby after delivery
  5. tissue damage in hereditary hemochromatosis patients
  6. increasing prothrombotic effects in cancer patients


Recommended daily intake= 90 mg

  1. Peppers, hot chili, green, raw:
    Contain: 242 mg
    %DV: 404%
  2. Guavas, common, raw:
    Contain: 228 mg
    %DV: 381%
  3. Peppers, sweet, yellow, raw:
    Contain: 183 mg
    %DV: 306%
  4. Thyme, fresh:
    Contain: 160 mg
    %DV: 267%
  5. Orange peel, raw:
    Contain: 136 mg
    %DV: 227%
  6. Parsley, raw:
    Contain: 133 mg
    %DV: 222%
  7. Lemon peel, raw:
    Contain: 129 mg
    %DV: 215%
  8. Kale, raw:
    Contain: 120 mg
    %DV: 200%
  9. Kiwi fruit, (chinese gooseberries), fresh, raw:
    Contain: 92.7 mg
    %DV: 155%
  10. Broccoli, raw:
    Contain: 89.2 mg
    %DV: 149%


Deficiency symptoms

  1. Scurvy disease
  2. Appearance of skin wrinkles
  3. Easy Bruising
  4. musculoskeletal symptoms consisting of arthralgia, myalgia, hemarthrosis, and muscular hematomas
  5. weak bones

increased cold duration and severity

Vitamin C2020-01-14T10:33:37+00:00

Vitamin C



Vitamin A is essential for your health, supporting cell growth, immune function, fetal development and vision. Perhaps one of the best-known functions of vitamin A is its role in vision and eye health.

Retinal, the active form of vitamin A, combines with the protein opsin to form rhodopsin, a molecule necessary for color vision and low-light vision (5Trusted Source). It also helps protect and maintain the cornea — the outermost layer of your eye — and the conjunctiva — a thin membrane that covers the surface of your eye and inside of your eyelids (6Trusted Source).

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